It follows their Facebook pages, uses fake profiles to 'befriend' them and presents screenshots of posts in court – this is how Israel Police is adding social activists to its virtual surveillance list. 'They know what I write and do,' Ethiopian protest leader says.09:46 06.02.16 | 1 comments
And that is the difference that falls into your blind spot. There is a world of difference between attempts to shut someone up because they are saying something you disagree with, or don't want to hear, and saying that ACTIVE participants in an attempt to normalize systemic discrimination and oppression, that includes denial of academic opportunity need to be forced to confront the essential nature of the act they are participating in. That was the purpose of the BDS South Africa campaign, just as it is the purpose of the BDS Israel campaign, but those who minimalized what each of those systems of government were doing to those who's citizenship they denied see no difference between attempts to muzzle those who are speaking truth to power and attempts to get those who are deceiving themselves to face the truth.